Growing Magazine - February, 2012

FEATURES

Product Focus: Planting & Seeding Equipment

AGCO-Amity JV

The Single Disc Drill is a no-till drill with patented opposing discs that are effective in high-residue field conditions. With midrow fertilizer placement capability.

www.amitytech.com

General Equipment Co.

The 660 DIG-R-MOBILE quickly produces clean, usable holes in a wide range of soil classifications. The 13 hp Honda engine allows operation at reduced speeds.

www.generalequip.com

Growers Supply

Agribon+ row covers provide a more suitable microclimate for sensitive seedlings. They are made from 100 percent polypropylene, spun-bonded with UV stabilizers.

www.growerssupply.com

Growing Systems

Growing trays in many sizes and styles; plug dislodger for several sizes of plug trays; and the Vandana Tubeless Seeder that sows an entire tray at one drop.

www.growingsystemsinc.com

Harley

The M Series power box rake teams with skid steers to level and prepare soil for seeding. With roller widths of 4 and 6 feet and a specially shaped carbide tooth design.

www.paladinconstructiongroup.com

Hydro-Stacker

Enables bioorganic production by delivering a nutrient solution at the top of the pivot post, which can be drained into the ground or reused.

www.hydrostacker.com

I&J Mfg.

Row crop cultivators come in three-point hitch and horse-drawn models from one to 12 rows wide. Options include rolling shields and liquid fertilizer applicators.

www.farmingwithhorses.com

Kennco Mfg.

Single and multiple-bed transplanters can be used on plastic mulch, uncovered planting beds or bare, flat ground. Options include floating or fixed wheels.

www.kenncomfg.com

Kinze Mfg.

The 3600 ASD planter comes with two centrally mounted, 40-bushel hoppers that distribute seed to individual row units using air pressure.

www.kinze.com

Little Beaver

MDL mechanical earth drills feature a 360 rpm operating speed, and the compact design allows for easy maneuverability.

www.littlebeaver.com

Mechanical Transplanter Co.

The Model 92B bed shaper/mulch layer creates a 4-inch raised bed. Growers can use 3 feet of mulch for an 18-inch bed top or 4 feet for a 24-inch top.

www.mechanicaltransplanter.com

Monarch Mfg.

Zipset plant bands and propagation trays are 96 percent biodegradable and specifically designed for air pruning, drainage and minimal loss of soil.

www.monarchmfg.com

Monosem

Vacuum planters range from a two-row mounted model to a 36-row pull-type unit. Each planter is custom-built specific to any seed or soil conditions.

www.monosem-inc.com

Phil Brown Welding Corp.

The mechanical tree planter offers heavy-duty construction, quick-detach shoe, shoe swings, open tree racks, adjustable wheel supports and optional coulter.

www.philbrownwelding.com

R&H Machine

Manufactures a line of long-lasting chrome alloy wear parts. The wing cap ripper point has a 6-inch wing built into the top cap of the point.

www.rhmachine.com

Rain-Flo

The model 2400 mini layer will lay 4-foot wide plastic with 58-inch row spacing and has a water tank for weight to make a firm bed. Ideal for high tunnels.

www.rainfloirrigation.com

Renaldo Sales & Service

Manufacturer of precision seed planters and transplanters for vegetable row crops grown using plastic mulch row covers. One to six-row configurations.

www.renaldo.org

RJ Equipment

The RJV 600 planter is available in several configurations, from one to 10 rows. It can be used for many applications, including tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and more.

www.rjequipment.net

Seed Spider

Seed Spider seeding systems are designed for small-seed, high-density crops. Seed separation and electronic metering systems provide unit rate control.

www.seedspider.com

Superb Horticulture

The PA 3000 is available in one, two and three-row versions, with individual fertilizer hoppers and a plate-type seed metering mechanism.

www.superbhorticulture.com

Tew Mfg.

Tew Jr. and Tew MX vegetable seed planters offer cast-iron and steel construction and parts that are interchangeable with Planet Jr. and Cole/Powell MX seeders.

www.tewmfg.com

Unverferth

The Zone-Stripper provides tillage from 4 to 10 inches deep with minimal surface disturbance. Strip-till units are independently mounted with parallel linkages.

www.unverferth.com

Verti-Gro

Verti-Gro offers vertical, rotating, insulated containers for hydroponic and organic growing.

www.vertigro.com